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Senior Corps Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 94.002
Sep 3, 2020

AmeriCorps will fund Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) projects that support volunteers 55 years and older serving in a diverse range of activities in areas with specific local and community needs.

Program areas include:

  • Education - Services and resources that contribute to improved educational outcomes for people who are economically disadvantaged, especially children, and for children with special and/or exceptional needs.
  • Healthy Futures - Meeting health needs within communities including access to care, aging in place, and childhood obesity. Activities may include supporting the ability of adults who are homebound or older adults and individuals with disabilities, to live independently and assisting individuals with access to food resources.
  • Veteran and Military Families - Impact the quality of life of veterans and improve military family strength
  • Economic Opportunity - Providing services and resources for economically disadvantaged people, including homeless individuals
  • Environmental Stewardship - Services that contribute to increased energy and water efficiency, renewable energy use, or improved at-risk ecosystems.
  • Disaster Services - Assisting in disaster preparedness, response, recovery, and/or mitigation

Funding priorities include:

  • Aiding communities as they recover from COVID -19 or improving community resiliency through disaster preparation, response, recovery, and mitigation
  • Work plans, in any focus area, in which Senior Corps RSVP volunteers support the implementation of evidence-based program models
  • Opioid abuse access to care
  • Increasing access to free healthy foods
  • Aging in place, elder justice, and independent living
  • Supporting programs designed to increase the number of economically disadvantaged individuals receiving job training and other skill development services
  • Increasing older adult engagement with young people in the areas of school readiness and K-12 success
  • Positively impacting the quality of life of veterans and improving family military strength

Eligible applicants include:

  • Tribes and tribal organizations
  • Institutions of higher education
  • Local governments
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • States
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Amounts vary based on the scope of the projects.

Expected award range: $50,000 - $518,000
Estimated total program funding: $17,800,000
Estimated number of awards: 236
Project period: 3 years

Applicants are required to match funds through local, non-federal contributions of cash or in-kind services. Required match in year 1 is at least 10% of the total project budget. The required match is at least 20% in year 2, and at least 30% in year 3 and subsequent years if the grant is renewed.

Application process

Links to application instructions and the online application portal are available on the program website. The opportunity is also posted on

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Access · Aging and aging-related services · COVID-19 · Children and youth · Community engagement and volunteerism · Elderly population · Emergency preparedness and response · Environmental health · Food security and nutrition · Human services · Illicit drug use · Obesity and weight control · People with disabilities · Poverty · Prescription drug misuse · Schools · Self-sufficiency · Substance use and misuse · Veterans · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

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